Learn more about CAL's Two-Way Immersion Package.
The TWI Package bundles together several key TWI resources, including Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion.
Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms
Elizabeth R. Howard & Julie Sugarman
Published by the Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Publishing Company
Drawing on a decade of research, this book explores the question of effectiveness in two-way immersion by examining the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in elementary TWI students. Specifically, the authors highlight the importance of fostering cultures of intellectualism, equity, and leadership in order to promote bilingualism and biliteracy among two-way immersion students. These cultures are cultivated by promoting higher order thinking, demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning, valuing the partner language and cultures, and encouraging initiative and leadership. Through case studies of four exemplary TWI programs, they provide evidence of how these three cultures function as organizing principles for program and classroom practices adopted by effective two-way immersion programs.
Realizing the Vision is an important resource for—
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